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    August 01, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 1 August 2014

    Science in Spain … Blavatnik awards … jail time for posting a thesis online … science policy and bias … a book about openness in biology.

    July 23, 2014

    Bringing Science to the Stage

    A Spanish couple tells how they became scientists by day and socially committed actors by night.

    February 24, 2014

    NIH Program Trains Scientists for Nontraditional Careers

    NIH's BEST program aims to help graduate students and postdocs leave academic research—but hopefully stay in research-related jobs.

    October 07, 2013

    The Risks and Rewards of Academia

    High-achieving Ph.D.-holders base the decision whether to stay in academia on their perception of whether the rewards justify the challenges.

    Taken for Granted
    August 26, 2013

    Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

    Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

    September 21, 2012

    Documenting Exposure for Disease Prevention

    French epidemiologist Emilie Counil studies the health implications of environmental and workplace carcinogen exposure to help inform health policies.

    May 04, 2012

    Two Reports and the Worlds They Made

    Why do clinical medicine and academic science—both expert labor markets—offer such different career outlooks?

    March 30, 2012

    Plant Hunters

    With many species still undiscovered, plant collecting can offer exciting opportunities for adventurous scientists -- at some cost in comfort and job security.

    October 21, 2011

    Content Collection: Careers at Nonprofits and NGOs

    Scientists interested in a social or humanitarian cause can find diverse research or alternative careers within nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations.

    October 14, 2011

    In Person: A Career in Biotech Patent Law

    A patent attorney and former immunologist examines his career transition and offers advice to scientists interested in a career in patent law.

    July 09, 2010

    Getting to Know the Enemy

    Elena Dukhovlinova tracked transmission chains between infected individuals by looking at the genetic diversity and evolutionary relatedness of their virus populations.

    May 14, 2010

    Go With The Flow: A Wave of Water-Related Opportunities

    Proliferating water problems are building a wave of opportunities for scientific expertise, knowledge, and innovative solution. Here's a look at the growing pool of diverse needs

    April 16, 2010

    Adding Humanitarian Value to Mathematics

    Begoña Vitoriano Villanueva uses her mathematical skills to help humanitarian aid organizations respond to natural disasters.

    November 27, 2009

    Careers in Climate Change Research: Feature Index

    Opportunities are expanding for natural and social scientists willing to tackle climate change.

    October 23, 2009

    Reaping the Benefits of a Government Job

    Collectively, the US government is the largest single employer in America, filling approximately 1.6 million full-time, permanent positions; however, in reality, the US government consists of several hundred smaller employers, each of which has its own individual function and culture. As a result, the opportunities offered by government jobs are wide ranging, and the needs are diverse.

    October 16, 2009

    Finding Your Way Into Policy Careers in Europe

    Getting a science policy job in Europe is largely a matter of choosing a beat and finding your own way in.

    September 25, 2009

    Serving Human Rights and Humanitarian Needs

    Three passionate scientists describe their careers dealing with human rights and humanitarian issues.

    April 17, 2009

    In the Trenches: Science for Humanitarian Aid

    Humanitarian relief organizations need scientists to work in regions experiencing wars or natural disasters and to support those efforts from home.

    February 20, 2009

    Transferring Skills into Career Options

    Tertiary academic institutions provide a setting where would-be scientists can hone cutting-edge technical skills and push theoretical boundaries.

    August 08, 2008

    Hydrogeologists Tap into Demand for an Irreplaceable Resource

    "Water problems are not going away." -Richelle Allen-King, University at Buffalo

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